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Lois Ugbede is a junior politics reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She currently covers some of the nation's big political parties and the Independent National Electoral Commission. Twitter: @ugbedelois

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, addressing the press.

Supplementary Governorship Elections: APC alleges fraud in all states except Plateau

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged fraud in the governorship elections in five of the six states where supplementary elections have been scheduled. The electoral commission, INEC, has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive.…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reviews Bauchi decision, to announce result of Tafawa Balewa LG

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the resumption and conclusion of collation of results in Bauchi State. The commission said the collation and announcement of results from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area for the governorship election will be completed as the duplicate and original Registration Area results are…

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha absent as INEC presents certificate to senators-elect.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented certificates of return to senators-elect. Conspicuously absent at the ceremony was the outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, whose election as a senator is being reviewed by INEC. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Okorocha was declared the winner of the Imo…

FILE PHOTO: Pius Adesanmi delivering a TedEx speech. Image courtesy: Adesanmi Facebook Page

Buhari condoles loss of two Nigerians in Ethiopian Airlines crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the death of two Nigerians, Abiodun Bashua and Pius Adesanmi, in the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board on Sunday. Mr Bashua was a Nigerian diplomat while Mr Adesanmi was a professor at Carleton University in Canada.…

How man was shot dead in my house during elections – Senator

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ayogu Eze, says the man who was killed in his residence was a party supporter and not an election observer. The media aide to Mr Eze, Clinton Umeh, said this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES. He said the…

Temitope Olatoye

What we’ll do about Oyo lawmaker’s murder – Police

The Oyo State Police Command has said it is working with other security agencies to arrest the killers of the deceased Oyo lawmaker and senatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Temitope Olatoye. The commissioner of police, Shina Olukolu, in a statement on Saturday, said the police received reports…

7:20 Uyo LGA Ward 6, Unit 12 Materials have arrived. Voters and officials are ready, waiting for 8AM.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official House of Assembly Results (LIVE UPDATES)

Hours after millions of Nigerians voted across the country, the results for the state house of assembly are now coming in after collation in the wards and local government collation centers. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday trooped out to elect their state governors and state legislators who would lead them…

At 1:43pm ward 8 Unit 2, Sekona Ede South, mostly women are seen patiently waiting to cast their vote. The need to authenticate voters card and finger prints is delaying the voting process.

Police, INEC wrong for arresting agent found with voters’ register — Investigation

On Saturday morning, the police arrested an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for being in possession of a Voters’ Register at a polling unit in Manchok Registration Area Centre (RAC), Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. The police arrested Samuel Semion after the INEC Supervisor for…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

INEC to present new senators, reps certificates of return Thursday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will present certificates of return to the newly-elected members of the National Assembly next Thursday. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a meeting of INEC with the Inter-Agency Consultative on Election Security (ICCES). The meeting held at the conference hall…

PDP leaders march to INEC office, protest presidential election

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) marched to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday to protest the outcome of the presidential election. According to a tweet by INEC, Uche Secondus, the PDP national chairman, led many of his party's supporters to the commission’s…

Governor Abubakar Bello

Familiar rivals face off again in Niger State governorship race

As voters in Niger join those in 28 other states on Saturday to elect the next class of governors, the race in this north-central state will be between two familiar rivals. Seven states are not participating in the exercise as their governorship elections have fallen outside the main electoral season…

Osita Okechukwu

Osita Okechukwu mocks Oshiomhole, says APC not campaigning in Enugu

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has said no 'serious' campaign is going on by the party in Enugu State. He said this while answering questions in Enugu from journalists about his suspension by the APC.…

From left: Govs. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; Rochas Okorocha of Imo; Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun; Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger; and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, arriving for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Thursday (4/10/18). 5369/4/10/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

APC’s working committee suspends Amosun, Okorocha; recommends expulsion

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo States from the party. The decision was confirmed by the party's spokesperson, Lanre Isa-Onilu, Friday evening. The NWC also recommended the expulsion of the governors from the…

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, addressing the press.

Atiku not destined to be Nigeria’s president- Oshiomhole

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said former vice president, Atiku Abubakar was never destined to rule Nigeria. He said this at a press conference while reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party candidate's rejection of the election result. "It borders on arrogance that our…

Voters on voting line

Five parties that came tops at presidential polls

The just-concluded presidential election which gave the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, a second term mandate sprung surprises especially with the scores polled by some smaller parties. The five parties which garnered the highest votes are: the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peoples Coalition Party (PCP), All…

Nigerians re-elect Buhari as President

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election, polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Abubakar, who served as vice president between 1999 and 2007, polled 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman…

APC FLag used to illustrate the story.

Election: APC speaks on Kwara elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its appreciation to the people of Kwara State for their support in the presidential and National Assembly elections. The party made this known in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Monday. "The All Progressives Congress (APC) expresses profound appreciation…

The APC Presidential Campaign Rally is happening in Sokoto. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of The Buhari Centre]

Buhari wins Osun State

The All Progressives Congress has won the presidential election in Osun State. The party's candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, polled 347, 634 votes to defeat his closest contender, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 337, 377 votes. The result puts the number of states formally taken by the…

People voting in Adamawa

Election official killed in Rivers State — INEC

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has confirmed the death of the commission's ad-hoc staff in Rivers State. Mr Yakubu said the staff, Amakiri Ibisaki, female, was hit by a "stray bullet". He said the commission condemned the killing and will provide the necessary report to…

Festus-Okoye

INEC gives first assessment of presidential, National Assembly elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is satisfied with the electoral process as the polls closed across the country for the presidential and National Assembly elections. There have been reports of violence, ballot box destruction, delay in polls opening in many states, and card reader malfunction. A national…

INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU

INEC to extend voting time by hours lost

The Independent National Elector Commission (INEC) has said it will extend voting time by the hours lost. The national Commissioner of the commission, Festus Okoye, made this known while briefing journalist at the International Conference Center in Abuja. "What the commission has decided is that in any of the States…

INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU

INEC complies with court order clearing APC for Zamfara elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has complied with the court order allowing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in elections in Zamfara State. The Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed a lower court ruling that stopped the party's candidates from contesting. The governorship and…

Permanent Voter Cards

No genuine PVC, no voting – INEC Chairman

Anybody who does not possess a valid permanent voters card (PVC), or whose PVC is not authenticated by a card reader and 'biometrics taken' will not be allowed to vote on Saturday, the chairman of the electoral commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, said on Friday. Mr Yakubu said this while briefing…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

I won’t resign, says INEC Chairman Yakubu

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said he has no reason to resign from office. The chairman said this at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja. "I am not under any pressure. Will I consider resign? I see no reason to even contemplate…

Permanent Voter Cards

UPDATED: Buhari’s Katsina leads in percentage of PVCs collected

Katsina leads Nigeria's other 35 states and Abuja in the percentage of registered voters who have collected their permanent voters' cards (PVCs). This is contained in the data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari, one of the contenders in the presidential race, is…